Hollywood Garage at SEMA EPISODE 3…


In this episode, legendary Rock n’ Roll DJ Uncle Joe Benson, Premiere Performance, Dwayne Garrett of GH Wheels and Matthew Porter of Ebay Motors “Done in 60 Seconds.”

It’s a rough job at SEMA Day 2…

Yea, I’m stressin.’ This is the roughest job I ever had to do. I mean, c’mon. The hot sweats, chills, feverish cooldaddys and Hershey’s kisses being thrown at me left and right…

A HUGE day a SEMA with interviews from Uncle Joe Benson and Dan Woods from Speed’s “Chop, Cut, Rebuild” to World Famous Styles Striper, Matt Farah and Dwayne Garrett of GH Wheels. Insane day, plus… girls galore. Everywhere. And it was harsh having to interview in these supa cool Drag Chairs. I’m gonna need a break… sometime in the future. I mean, not now, mind you. Maybe some time next week or after.

Tomorrow? After SEMA is a big Fireball Bash at the Cosmo. This is so retarded…

Long Beach Gran Prix Zoo opens with a BAM!

Yup, the animals were out in full force. You had your RaceRhinos, Elephantabulous Models, Lion engined road rockets and the Flying Winged Fan… tasaurus.’ (That was me).

We headed down to the Long Beach Gran Prix for fun in the California sun. Our team perused the paddocks, hung with the stars of race and show like Uncle Joe… (That was a rhyme…) and ate the most expensive sandwich ever produced. $17 bucks for a Tuna Salad w/Chips and a NOS. Lame… but fun! Even James Bond had to pay to get into this one…

It was great to meet new fans and all car nutz!

Check it…

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The Hollywood Garage Podcast #2

We’re back again! Talking about cool stuff from Hollywood as we like to do like **X-Men First Class** as seen above, **Logan’s Run**, **Die Hard 5** and a bunch of other movies that we picked from Tim’s blog!

Also, our first interview this week with the world famous **Uncle Joe Benson**! He has been in and around the music industry for years and you probably know him best from **KLOS**. Or, maybe from **auto racing!**. Yes, he has a team of cars, among other things, that you can see over at unclejoebenson.com.

Stick around! Next week we will have a new feature that we are sure you will love and the following week we’ll have **Dave Kunz** from ABCTV in LA on to talk about the cars he likes!

Finally, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook (click like on the right). We are also pleased to announce that you can **finally** get The Hollywood Garage Podcast in iTunes!

The Hollywood Garage Episode 2
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The Hollywood Garage Episode 2 goes live tomorrow…

Finished last night recording EP2 with DB. Awesome. BIG interview with mega-rockstar all knowing Radio DJ Uncle Joe Benson from KLOS. Get the goods in the morning!

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REDSTER Build Episode 3…

Here’s Episode 3 of the build. Truck just left today for AutoTrader Classics in Atlanta. Then, back here for SEMA in November. Hope he doesn’t end up like Lightning McQueen…

The REDSTER Build Episode 2…

The REDSTER Build Episode 1

EPISODE 1 of 5! Be sure to check back every Monday for a new episode! Yea, gonna be cool. And if you’re goin’ to SEMA, you’ll see it in the flesh!

One hellish driving day…

As I’ve mentioned many times, my life is weird. But not in a bad way, just unexpected. Case in point… yesterday.

Up at 5:30, …on the road to the shop. Although, no one’s at the shop til 8, so Starbucks it is. I have to leave that early so as to miss LA traffic. Otherwise, I’ll drive for 3 hours to go 20 miles. Anyway…

Meet Steve Carell at Starbucks. No, not ’cause I know him, just because I stood behind him. Then commented on his drink. “Don’t you need something bigger than that?” I said.

His comment back? “Not if it’s placed correctly.” We both laughed and I introduced myself. He likes cars.

Then, off to the shop for a morning meeting with my partner John, buddy Sal and newcomer to the Fireball world, Scott Loyola. Scott is Associate Vice Prez/ Development of City of Hope. Big charity. And we have BIG plans. More on that as it develops.

Then… my son shows up with his beater car. We decipher, with the help of master mechanic Frank, that it needs an new alternator. Ok. Oh, and tires. No wait, and a new electrical system… WAIT! How a about a new car? Well… let’s get the alternator fixed first.

Then… Uncle Joe Benson and his wife Jan showed up for an “inside scoop” on the REDSTER. The dug it. Especially since it’s… NO WAY! YOU AIN’T GETTIN’ NUTTIN OUTTA ME!!

…Although he dug the ECTO 1 more. So we snapped a few, then headed to Jerry’s Deli for a Burg. Uncle Joe is the Redster Emcee, so we discussed the event along with Joe’s personal experiences talking with lame-o small time musicians like…. THE STONES, LED ZEPPELIN, ROD STEWART, STEVE MILLER, VAN HALEN and others that weren’t very good. I mean… can you believe this guy? He’s hung with legends and now? We’re having a burg. That’s Cool.

Then… off to the Vacuum Formers again for our KCL Costume Division. I personally deliver heads. Yes, foam sculpted heads. Why me? ‘Cause no one else wants to drive to Sun Valley in the summer. Hmf. (Arms crossed) But, this is a cool head. Skechers STANKFOOT. Wait ’til you see him.

Then… to by brother’s to drop off a SIPPY CUP. Yes. A Sippy Cup that he left at my house when he came over with my 1 year old niece, Alexa. I have to be pretty confident in my masculinity to say SIPPY CUP 3 times in my blog, no?

Ok, I think I’m done now… Oops. Forgot about going to PlasticMart, Printland, Aaron Bros, Gas and three other places not even near each other… But, what made the trip all worth it?

Cars… and one 300 million dollar yacht sitting out in front of my house when I got home. No, not mine. Some Russian dude trying to compete with Larry Ellis’ Yacht. C’mon… it doesn’t even have cup holders. How lame…o.

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